A staycation provider teamed up with an environmental group at the start of the week to put on a beach clean.

The teams at Away Resorts St Ives Bay Beach Resort and Surfers Against Sewage joined forces on Monday (Dec 6) for a beach clean-up on the Cornish coastline at Towans Beach in Hayle.

Starting the clean up at 11.30am, the two teams both collected 12 bags of litter, old fishing lobster pots, several pallets and plastic.

Describing it as a "key part of Away Resorts’ wider sustainability ambitions," the staycation company launched its partnership with Surfers Against Sewage earlier this year in response to the growing problem of waste and litter left along Britain’s coastline.

Falmouth Packet: Away Resorts St Ives Beach Resort staff and managers with Surfers Against Sewage.Away Resorts St Ives Beach Resort staff and managers with Surfers Against Sewage.

Away Resorts CEO, Carl Castledine and Corporate Partnerships Officer, Emma Cowley, attended the beach clean-up and discussed their intention to continue working together to help visitors protect the destinations they’re visiting.

As well as providing guests with beach clean-up packs – which Away Resorts says are available from Guest Services across all its parks – the company claims its wider ambitions include all printed materials being on carbon capture paper, welcome pack goodies and toiletries in accommodation being sourced from sustainable businesses.

Falmouth Packet: The beach clean took place on Monday December 6The beach clean took place on Monday December 6

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Speaking about the partnership, Away Resorts CEO Carl Castledine said: "It was great to finally meet our partners at Surfers Against Sewage, to gain a deeper understanding of the charity’s direction, and also to understand how we can evolve our sustainability strategy to help too.

"Protecting the planet is a major focus for us, so we are excited for what 2022 has in store for this collaboration."

Pete Lewis, Director of Fundraising at Surfers Against Sewage added: "It’s amazing to have Away Resorts choose SAS as their chosen charity of the year.

"They’ve got some incredible sustainability goals for 2022 and beyond, and we’re so pleased to be partnered with them.

Falmouth Packet: The teams collected 12 bags of rubbish during the clean.The teams collected 12 bags of rubbish during the clean.

"Away Resorts is a great partner for SAS, as not only are they helping to spread the SAS message throughout their resorts across the UK, but they will also start to make huge waves with their environmental strategies.

"In turn, they will become an inspiration for other resorts to follow suit.

"They’re daring to be different and we’re very excited to partner with them."

For further questions, imagery and video footage please contact gayle.hockin@dentsumb.com or visit www.awayresorts.co.uk/surfers-against-sewage